Published March 26, 2014
Two CNN producers were released without bail on Wednesday after they were charged with allegedly trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site.
Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, where they faced misdemeanor charges of attempted criminal trespassing and trespassing.
They were not required to enter a plea at this point of their prosecution, before the judge let them go without having to post bail.
Boals and Pomrenze made four attempts to get onto Ground Zero before being arrested shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors said.
The pair initially tried to get through Gate 1 at Vesey and Washington streets, according to a Manhattan DA criminal complaint, with Boals allegedly telling a Port Authority cop at the scene: “If a 16-year-old got in there, why can’t I get in there?”